Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

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These Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats are a new, fun version of the classic treats. With all the gooey marshmallow taste combined with a cute watermelon look, they’re the perfect dessert for all your summer parties.

Watermelon rice krispie treat slices on white plate
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If you’re a fan of Rice Krispies treats (and really, who isn’t?) this watermelon version is a fun variation that you’ll want try this summer. It has the same gooey marshmallow flavor and crispy rice texture as our Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats and Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats, but it’s colored and shaped to look like cute little watermelon slices!

The best part is that they’re so fun and easy to make. You’ll use a round pan and gel food coloring to create the bright pink watermelon color in the center of the cake pan and green rind around the edge. Mini chocolate chips create the seeds for the perfect finishing touch.

Try these watermelon themed snacks at your next party or potluck or surprise the family with a fun dessert. They’ll be such a big hit that you won’t want to go back to the regular ones ever again!

Watermelon rice krispie slices from above

Why We Love This Recipe

Adorable – This cute summer treat is so much more fun than a regular Rice Krispie treat. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any event.

Kid-Friendly – Children love the traditional snack, and this version will be an even bigger hit. It’s perfect for a kids’ party or event.

Great for Parties – In addition to being super cute, this fun treat is also easy, portable, and inexpensive to make. It’s everything you want in a summer party recipe.

Ingredients

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients
  • Butter, divided
  • Miniature marshmallows, divided
  • Rice Krispies cereal, divided
  • Green gel food coloring (we used a mix of neon green and regular green)
  • Red and pink gel food coloring
  • Miniature chocolate chips

How to Make Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

Step 1: Spray a 10-inch round cake pan or springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 2: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add in 2 cups of miniature marshmallows and continue cooking, stirring constantly until the marshmallow mixture is completely melted and smooth.

Step 3: Add several drops of green food coloring and 1-2 drops of neon green food coloring and stir. Continue until the color is incorporated into the melted marshmallows and no streaks remain.

Melted marshmallow in pan
Melted marshmallows with green food coloring

Step 4: Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.

Step 5: Drop the green cereal mixture by large spoonfuls around the outside of the prepared pan. Press the green Rice Krispies mixture evenly around the edge, forming a 1 ½ inch ring.

Rice Krispies added to melted marshmallows
Ring of green rice krispies in pan

Step 6: In another large pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add remaining marshmallows and constantly stir until the marshmallows have completely melted.

Step 7: Add several drops of red food coloring and 1-2 drops of pink. Stir to incorporate, until the mixture is a bright pink color and no streaks remain.

Melted marshmallow in saucepan
Red food coloring added to melted marshmallows

Step 8: Remove the mixture mixture from the heat and stir in 4 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.

Step 9: Press the pink Rice Krispies into the center of the pan, filling the green ring. Pat down until smooth, pressing the mixture up against the green ring. Push just as much as you need to though. If you push too strongly, your cereal mixture may be too hard.

Rice krispies added to melted marshmallow mixture
Red rice krispie mixture added to center of pan with green krispie treats

Step 10: Allow the mixture to cool completely and set. Before serving, press chocolate chips into the pink portion to look like seeds. Cut into slices and enjoy!

Marshmallow themed rice krispie treats topped with mini chocolate chips

Tips & Tricks

  • Use a piece of wax paper or parchment paper, or spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray when pressing the mixture into the pan. This will help prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • If you don’t have mini chocolate chips, the regular sized ones will also work in this recipe.
  • Instead of coloring the actual cereal treats, you can cover the edge of the treats with green icing and fill in the center with pink or red to make the watermelon colors.
Watermelon rice krispie treat with gray and white patterned napkin
How Do I Store These?

You can store your leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days or at room temperature for about 2 days. To help keep them soft, you can wrap each treat individually with plastic wrap before placing it in the container.

Can I Make These Watermelon Flavored?

You can! To add watermelon flavor, stir in about 1/3 of a package of watermelon Jello mix to the butter mixture for the green layer before adding the marshmallows. Then do the same with the remainder of the package for the pink layer.

Watermelon rice krispie slices on white plate

More Fun Summer Treats

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats recipe card
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Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
These Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats are a fun, new version of everybody's favorite classic treat. All the gooey marshmallow and crunchy cereal taste, combined with a cute watermelon look, make these the perfect dessert for all your summer parties.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Spray a 10-inch cake pan or springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 cups of miniature marshmallows and continue cooking, stirring constantly until the marshmallows are melted and smooth.
    3 tbsp butter, 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • Add several drops of green food coloring and 1-2 drops of neon green. Stir until the color is incorporated into the melted marshmallows and no streaks remain.
    Green gel food coloring
  • Remove the melted marshmallows from the heat and stir in 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.
    6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Drop the green cereal mixture by large spoonfuls around the outside of the prepared pan. Press the green Rice Krispies mixture evenly around the edge of the pan, forming a 1 ½ inch ring.
  • In another large pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 4 cups of marshmallows and heat, stirring constantly until melted.
    3 tbsp butter, 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • Add several drops of red food coloring and 1-2 drops of pink. Stir to incorporate, until the mixture is a bright pink color and no streaks remain.
    Red & pink gel food coloring
  • Remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat and stir in 4 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.
    6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Press the pink Rice Krispies into the center of the pan, filling the green ring. Be sure to smooth out evenly and press the mixture up against the green ring. Push just as much as you need to though. If you push too strongly, your treats may be too hard.
  • Allow the Rice Krispie treats to cool completely and set. Before serving, press miniature chocolate chips into the pink section to look like watermelon seeds. Cut into slices and enjoy!
    1 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Notes

To keep the Rice Krispie mixture from sticking to your hands, use a piece of wax paper or parchment paper to push down or spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1532IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 6mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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